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‘Ex-Girlfriend’s’ Rachel Bloom is crazy like a fox


The CW

Rachel Bloom, who plays the title character in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, says her new CW musical comedy series is something of “an emotional autobiography.” Read more

Movie review: ‘Freeheld’



Few actresses bring the simple authenticity to the screen that Julianne Moore does; it’s virtually impossible to imagine this actress sounding a false note. Read more

Movie review: ‘99 Homes’


Broad Green Pictures

Remember after the recession first hit when layoffs and evictions rained down like a spring thunderstorm? Read more

Movie review: ‘Pan’


Warner Bros.

The Peter Pan tale is an eternal favorite that infuses just a little bit of magic into everyday life, for those who don’t want to grow up. It is rich cinematic territory that has been frequently mined on the big screen: Steven Spielberg put a modern spin on the tale with the classic Read more

Movie review: ‘He Named Me Malala’


Moviegoers hankering for a female superhero film needn’t wait for Wonder Woman. A big-screen heroine of astounding power is swooping into theaters, caped in a hijab, a backpack full of books slung over her shoulder, a crooked smile the reminder of her fearlessn... Read more

Movie review: ‘In My Father’s House’


Sundance Institute

Rapper and hip-hop artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith made it big, rising out of a fatherless household in a challenging neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side to become a Grammy-winning writer and performer, collaborating with Kanye West and John Legend (Smith co-wrote the song Read more

Movie review: ‘Peace Officer’


The title of the documentary Peace Officer is both literal and ironic. Read more

James Franco does Dallas

James Franco

Associated Press

Dallas remains on high James Franco alert. Read more

‘The Walking Dead’ welcomes back an old friend



It’s about time that The Walking Dead and Lennie James made it official. Read more

Jay Leno’s lifelong love of cars fuels new TV show



The former “Tonight Show” host indulges his motor-vehicle obsession on “Jay Leno’s Garage,” premiering Wednesday night on CNBC. Read more

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